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-- Martin L Gore, DM
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"Martin Gore is the main lyricist, songwriter and creative force behind Depeche Mode. His songs vary from simple pop tunes to insightful commentaries on the world around him. For 16 years, Gore has managed to create some of music's most influential tunes..."
1989: Counterfeit E.P
If Depeche Mode songs like The Things you said, Somebody, A Question of Lust, and One Caress are some of your favorites, then this album is what you're looking for. A selection of six cover songs by different composers and lyricists that Martin Gore reproduced with nothing but synthesizer layering and his unique voice. In a Manner of Speaking, Compulsion, and Smile in the Crowd are beautiful soft tunes that will make you sing along and hum like never before. In a Manner of Speaking appears also -- along with songs by Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrissey, Ofra Haza, and Throwing Muses -- on the compilation Just Say Mao.
-- Saïd Sukkarieh, 7/99
Tracklisting: 1. In My Time of Dying (Bob Dylan), 2. Stardust (David Essex), 3. I Cast a Lonesome Shadow (Hank Thompson), 4. In My Other World (Julee Cruise), 5. Loverman (Nick Cave), 6. By This River (Brian Eno), 7. Lost in the Stars (Maxwell Anderson/Kurt Weill), 8. Oh My Love (John Lennon), 9. Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen (Werner Heyman/Robert Gilbert), 10. Tiny Girls (David Bowie/Iggy Pop), 11. Candy Says (Lou Reed)
"Counterfeit² is the second in Martin L. Gore's counterfeit cover version series and, like his first Counterfeit release in 1989, it is a wildly diverse and passionate collection. The new album sees Gore radically rework eleven tracks, originally made famous by the likes of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Kurt Weill, John Lennon, Brian Eno and David Essex.".
-- Counterfeit² press release
I can taste the tears falling
The bitterness that's inside you calling
Yearning for a liberation
Let yourself go Let yourself go
Let your senses overflow
Step out of your cage and onto the stage
It's time to start playing your part
Open the gates
Open your mind
Freedom's a state
-- Martin L Gore, DM
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